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Research Position:

Note: This is a free translation of the original announcement written in Portuguese, provided only for convenience of non-Portuguese speakers. Only the Portuguese version has official value.
Research Scholarship for Master - BIM Nº2020/00127
Funding Reference Number:
BIM Nº2020/00127- FreeComm-B5G project- UIDB/50008/2020-UIDP/50008/2020
One (1) research position for one (1) Research Grant (“Bolsa de Investigação de Mestre“) is open at Instituto de Telecomunicações, funded by FCT/MCTES through national funds and when applicable co-funded EU funds under the project UIDB/50008/2020-UIDP/50008/2020. The work plan for this position is within the framework of ultra-high-capacity free-space optical communications.
Scientific Area:
Optical Communications
Optical Communications Systems – Av
Admission Requirements:
MSc degree in telecommunications engineering, informatics and telematics engineering, or equivalent, with knowledge in the area of optical communication systems, great motivation and ability for teamwork. The candidates must be enrolled in a doctoral program.
Work Objectives:
The selected candidate will work on the development, implementation and optimization of high-capacity free-space optics (FSO) systems, including the following main tasks: - experimental implementation of optical transmission systems with Tbps/channel capacity; - development of efficient digital signal processing algorithms for coherent optical communications, focusing on the particular aspects of FSO transmission impairments; - implementation and optimization of machine learning techniques for improved signal detection in FSO links.
Applicable legislation:
A fellowship will be celebrated according to the regulations defined by FCT, “Regulation of Instituto de Telecomunicações’ fellowships” and “Estatuto do Bolseiro de Investigação”, according to Law no. 40/2004, dated August 18 (Status of Scientific Research Fellow), in its actual redaction, and also by Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P. Fellowship Regulation of Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia. For direct access to the FCT RBI go to the following link (Reg. 950/2019, published in the DR of 16 December).
Place of work:
The work will be developed at the premises of Instituto de Telecomunicações at University of Aveiro, under the supervision of Dr. Fernando Guiomar.
12 months, with the possibility of renewal. Starts in November 2020 or soon thereafter.
Monthly salary:
1064.00€ according to the table of grant amounts awarded directly by FCT for positions held in Portugal ( The payment will be made by bank transfer.
Selection criteria:
  • C1 (30%)
    Curriculum vitae/Academic evaluation
  • C2 (40%)
    Suitability of the candidate's profile to the project based on the relevant work experience in the tasks described in the work plan
  • C3 (30%)

Each criteria, and the final classification F will be evaluated in a scale (0-20). The candidates will be ordered according to:
F = C1 x 30% + C2 x 40% + C3 x 30%
In case of a tie, the tied candidates will be ordered according to C1, then C2...
The Jury has the right to not admit any of the candidates that applied for this position whenever they consider that no candidate meets the minimum requirements for the position.
  • Prof. Fernando Pedro Pereira Guiomar, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes Aveiro (President of the jury)
  • Prof. Paulo Miguel Nepomuceno Pereira Monteiro, Universidade de Aveiro
  • Prof. Petia Georgieva, Universidade de Aveiro
Communication of the results:
Results will be published at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in Aveiro. The selected candidate will be notified by email.
Required Documents:
Motivation letter explaining the interest in the position, Detailed Curriculum Vitae with transcripts and degree certificate. Apply online clicking on the “Apply Now” button in this form.
After the notification of the results, candidates have 10 working days if they wish to contest the decision.
E-mail submissions will not be considered. (The cover letter and the CV are mandatory documents in the online application platform)
IMPORTANTE NOTICE: Academic degrees obtained abroad require registration by a Portuguese institution under the terms of Decree-Law no. 66/2018, of 16 August and Ordinance No. 33/2019, of 25 January. The presentation of the certificate is mandatory for signing the contract. More information can be obtained at:

All the selection process is conducted through the IT web portal. No actions outside this platform are valid.
Application Period:
21-10-2020 to 03-11-2020
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